Solidago flexicaulis Zizzag Goldenrod
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Habitat Bloom
Color Height Inches Moisture Plant Spacing Lifespan
  Sun to Medium Shade July to october Yellow 24 to 36
 Average 12 to 24 Inches Perennial

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Zigzag Goldenrod does not cause allergies

Solidago flexicaulis seed
Zigzag Goldenrod seed

number of seeds

approximate coverage
in square feet

1 packet -  -----

150 25 sq ft

1 ounce - --------

43,750 400 sq ft

1 pound -----------

 700,000 6,400 sq ft


Seed shipping chart at bottom of page

Solidago = From the word for heal, to make whole
flexicaulis = Bent (flexed) stem

Solidago flexicaulis, Zigzag Goldenrod, Broadleaf Goldenrod, is an attractive native wildflower. Its versatile showy flowers are attractive in the formal perennial flower bed or the prairie meadow.   Zigzag Goldenrod grows best in well-drained average garden soil with full sun to medium shade.   Zigzag goldenrod attracts Butterflies and will be a nice addition to the butterfly garden. 

This shade loving wildflower is called zigzag goldenrod because the stem is sometimes crooked, zigzagging from leaf to leaf. The stem may also be virtually straight.  A distinguishing feature of zigzag goldenrod is that the flowers are in the axils of the jagged-toothed leaves -- a group of flowers emerges just above each leaf on the upper part of the stem
Zigzag Goldenrod, a Perennial herb with short rhizomes, is often found in Rich woods especially along streams.

Solidago flexicaulis Zigzag Goldenrod is easily grown in average well-drained soils with medium moisture in full sun to part shade. This is a woodland species that perhaps does best in sun-dappled part shade, but will also grow in full shade. Established plants tolerate some dry soils. Plants may be grown from seed and may self-seed in the garden. Plants may spread by rhizomes.

Noteworthy Characteristics:

Zigzag or broadleaf goldenrod is a rhizomatous perennial that is native to rich woods and thickets from Nova Scotia to North Dakota south to Georgia and Arkansas. In Missouri, it typically occurs in wooded areas throughout much of the state except for certain unglaciated prairie regions and in the far northwestern counties. It typically grows upright to 2-3 tall, but sometime to as much as 4 tall in the western parts of its range. This species is distinguished by its zigzag stems and its toothed, broad-ovate leaves. Leaves (2-7 long) are sharply pointed at the tips. Stems are sometimes but not always in a zigzag shape. Flowers appear in small, axillary clusters on the upper parts of the stems and stem ends. Flowers bloom from mid-summer to fall. Flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies. Goldenrods in general have been wrongfully accused of causing hay fever which is actually an allergic reaction to wind-borne pollen from other plants such as ragweed.

 Solidago flexicaulis Zigzag Goldenrod Seed can be planted outside in the fall/winter 

Solidago flexicaulis Zigzag Goldenrod is a native wildflower occurring naturally in prairies, savannas, from Georgia to Texas, north to Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Kansas.  (Asteraceae Family)

The map below shows areas where Solidago flexicaulis Zigzag Goldenrod plants grow wild but it can be planted and will grow over a much wider area than shown.  USDA plant hardiness zones 3 to 9.

Solidago flexicaulis
 Zigzag Goldenrod


New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina

North Dakota
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
West Virginia

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subtotal for flower seeds 

shipping charge for seeds

seed orders up to  $20.00    =  

 $4.00 shipping

$20.01 - $50.00    =  

 $6.00 shipping

$50.01-$100.00    =  

 $7.50 shipping

over $100.00    =    7.5 % of subtotal


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Solidago flexicaulis Zigzag Goldenrod  Plant distribution map complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
  ( National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.